LAHORE -  Prime Minister Shahid Khaqan Abbasi Tuesday met Punjab Chief Minister Shehbaz Sharif here and discussed the current political situation, PML-N affairs and other matters relating to the country.

The prime minister’s arrival in the city was in the background of the strained political situation at the national landscape and the visit of US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson to Pakistan at a time when the United States is poised to implement its recently announced policy for South Asia and Afghanistan.

During the meeting, the prime minister discussed the PML-N affairs which, as per media reports, are hit by serious rifts these days.

Reportedly, the prime minister and the chief minister exchanged their views on the political situation and agreed that confrontation with the institutions would be discouraged as the country could not afford it.